famous99 (famous99) wrote,

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We had our first snow of the season here in NYC. It wasn’t that the accumulation was too much, but the ice that fell with it. The roads are treacherous (still) and of course the city did a less than stellar job at clearing the roads. Though, I’m not sure what they could do for the ice. Fortunately, I have a wonderful husband who cleaned off my car and pulled me out of my spot. He’s so good to me. The other day, my father wanted to know if I had one of those self starters that let me warm up my car in advance. I said, “sure, my husband.” Because every morning, Mr. Famous goes down before me and warms up my car, so that when I’m ready to leave I don’t have to waste my time sitting in a cold car.

It’s been a hectic and overwhelming week. Each morning I have to drive into the city for my daily monitoring. They draw blood each day, so the inside of both my arms are black and blue. They also perform a sonogram every few days to monitor the growth of the eggs.

This whole process, waiting for instructions each night about dosage, etc., injecting myself (last night I gave myself three different shots), and going into the city each morning (between 7:30 and 9 a.m.), is overwhelming. It made me realize how stressful the IVF treatment is, and how terrible it must be for those women – couples – that go through it over and over again. It’s known that IVF doesn’t always work on the first try. They might get the eggs, successfully fertilize them, but it doesn’t always mean a successful impregnation.

And the cost is astronomical. I don’t know how these couples can afford to do this more than once.

All in all, I’m hanging in there. I should start chemo in the next week and a half. I’m also off from work next week and I’m looking forward to sleeping late!
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